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    September 9, 2010
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your realtime captioner is linda marie macdonald. caption colorado, l.l.c. is it could be a -- it could be a pain for muni drivers. an operator sickout, when it might start and how long it might last. >> a runaway dump truck smashes a street full of cars. what the chp believes caused it to go out of control. >> it's thursday, september 9. i'm john kessler. >> i'm sydnie kohara. good morning, everyone. it is 6:00. let's get a quick look at traffic and weather before you head out the door, at least brush your teeth. >> yeah. you can wait a little extra. drink that extra cup of coffee. we don't have any big road problems so far.
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here's a live look at the bay bridge toll plaza. my producer just made mention that we are just getting word of a small fire, just off the right shoulder down westbound 80. fire crews are heading to the scene. we'll let you know if it turns into anything. right now again they delay heading into san francisco from the east bay and mass transit is on time. we have roadwork later on today at a major intersection in the south bay. tell you more about that later. that is your traffic. for your forecast, here's tracy. >> hey, thanks, elizabeth. our forecast for today let's focus on temperatures for a moment. they are going to be slightly warmer today. 75 concord and livermore. upper 70s in fairfield and in napa. 69 vallejo, 68 oakland, 74 in san jose, 71 in redwood city and 64 degrees in san francisco. today things warm up a bit. they warm up even more tomorrow. and then by the weekend, it's going to be nice. i got a look at your weekend forecast coming up. >> tracy, thanks very much. there is a chance that the muni system will come to a standstill next week.
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anne makovec is in san francisco, where i understand there's talk of a sickout. >> reporter: it could affect a lot of people in san francisco. we got ahold of a flyer calling for a four-day sickout starting next tuesday, september 14. the drivers are upset over changes to their contract, restrictions on sick leave and overtime pay, plus a move to charge drivers 80 bucks a month for parking their cars at the bus yard. there is also a measure going before voters in november that could end the guarantee that muni drivers be the second best paid in the country. that's actually in the city charter. the drivers union says the sickout is not sanctioned but a spokesman also says they are upset about these new restrictions. >> the mta has basically violated our contract. they just steamrolled right over everything that we have in our contract. >> things may have been tense, but we understand that our
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operators understand the importance of our system to the city and we believe they are going to do the right thing [ bell ] >> reporter: we also heard some rumors that the famed san francisco cable car bell ringing competition may be postponed because of fears operators might boycott that, as well. but muni says it is moving forward with the competition as scheduled september 28. and a lot of the drivers we spoke with deny that there is going to be a sickout. of course, we shall see next tuesday. but the problem for a lot of riders is not knowing. you don't want to bank on something when it comes to something as important as your morning commute. >> it's just be prepared just in case. anne, thank you very much. anne makovec in san francisco. bad brakes apparently the cause of a big traffic pile-up in oakland yesterday. the brake problem on a dump truck that was exiting interstate 580 at grand avenue around 5:00 in the afternoon. that truck crushed the back half of a honda. by the time it was all over,
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there were a dozen damaged cars. >> i was sitting at the red light and i saw this dump truck come zooming down the ramp and i said to myself, is he going to stop?? he bammed into the honda, the honda bammed into the back of me and then the honda hit the turn another way and hit the bmw and the bmw hit the side of my door and then all these cars just started banging each other. >> five people were hurt. no one seriously injured, though. the truck driver not expected to be cited. the only surviving person connected to a series of bay area murders is now out of jail. 72-year-old charles rittenhouse was freed in solano county yesterday evening on $25,000 bail. the bodies of rittenhouse's wife and her friend were found at his vallejo home last week after he reported his wife missing. rittenhouse's bail was reduced yesterday just hours before he was released. originally, it had been set at $2 million. >> the $2 million was based upon
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the declaration of the officers indicating they were investigating his possible involvement in a homicide. we did not file homicide charges. >> so far solano county prosecutors only have filed charges for possession of explosives and making an explosive device. investigators suspect efren valdemoro, that man, a former houseguest in the murders of rittenhouse's wife, her friend and at least two other people. valdemoro was shot to death in richmond last week during a confrontation with california highway patrol officers. this will be the 7th day for police and volunteers to search a pittsburg landfill for another potential victim in this case. the last known sighting of 35- year-old frederick sales was before his father was found dead. the search is focused on keller canyon land film. -- land fill. that's where garbage was dumped from a hercules business park where a car driven by valdemoro was found. a proposed connector line between bart and the oakland international airport is
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cleared a key hurdle. yesterday, the metropolitan transportation commission, a committee in that commission, approved spending $20 million in state funds on the elevated tram. bart says the project would create jobs it and the tram would not be subject to traffic delays like the current bus system. but critics say that three-mile people mover would be a waste of $500,000,000. 606 time. 6:06. we have a check on traffic and weather. >> an accident southbound 880 approaching 237 in milpitas. sounds like the left lane is blocked especially in this area right here. so we'll watch that let you know if we see any delays. in the meantime for the rest of the south bay, pretty quiet through downtown san jose no problems on 280. and the guadalupe parkway still looks great. again, watch out for this roadwork later on today in campbell near san tomas expressway and white oaks. they are doing paving in the area from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., one day roadwork
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project may cause delays. small fire in dixson no delay at pitt school road. here's tracy with your forecast. >> thank you. this morning, out the door, chilly inland, temperatures ranging from the upper 40s, that's chilly, to the upper 50s. temperatures around the bay 53 to 58 degrees with low clouds. we have delays on arrivals at sfo. cloudy with areas of fog out the door at the coast. sunny and warmer, 71 to 78 degrees. around the bay 63 to 70 with sunshine for most. and lingering clouds along the coastline with temperatures ranging from 58 to 62 degrees. that's a look at your weather. back up to you. thank you. it is 60. . you probably heard with the -- it is 6:07. you probably heard about the florida man who plans to burn the koran. coming up, what bay area religious leaders are doing to
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now. coming up, we'll take a check of mass transit and an accident reported in milpitas blocking at least one lane. traffic in 6 minutes. >> thank you. see you then. it's 6:10. president obama says he hopes a florida pastor will call off his plan to burn the koran this weekend. this morning, the president told abc news that he hopes terry jones will listen to people who urged him to call off his stunt as the president put it. yesterday, some local religious leaders condemned the planned koran burning. members of christian, jewish and other congregations joined muslim leaders for a show of solidarity in palo alto. more than a dozen speakers called for a greater understanding of all faiths. jones says he won't back down, although "usa today" is reporting he will consider it if he gets a call from the white house, the state department or the pentagon. the koran is islam's holiest text and many are concerned that burning the koran would prompt threats to safety around
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the world. jones has some other on stackles. the city of gainesville denied him a burn permit and the web provider of his website cuts off access to it. >> that is an indirect violation of our freedom of expression, freedom of speech, because they are trying to shut us down. >> these are people in gainesville that held their own interfaith service yesterday against the koran burning actually last night. organizers say that their turnout outnumbered the 50 members of jones' church. the future of california's furlough fridays is in the hands of the state supreme court. yesterday, attorneys for the governor and union workers delivered their arguments before the justices in san francisco. the court has to decide whether governor schwarzenegger has the authority to furlough more than 200,000 state workers to save money. there are currently three furlough days each month, which amounts to a 14% pay cut for
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each state employee. >> the governor's authority to furlough state employees stems from his implied and inherent powers as the chief executive officer of the state of california. >> we think the governor violated state law and the labor contracts when unilaterally imposed on state employees took money out of their checks and locked them out. that violates the law an contracts. >> arnold schwarzenegger issued his first furlough order in february of last year. the state supreme court has to rule within 90 days. until then, the furloughs will continue. governor schwarzenegger is off to asia hoping his trip will benefit silicon valley. the governor toured marvel semiconductor in santa clara yesterday. now he will be visiting the company's shangha facility. he will make a pitch for silicon valley as the host for the 2020 world expo. it's being held in shanghai this year. formerly known as the world's
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fair, this year's expo attracted more than 50 million visitors. one of barbara boxer's top aides is arrested. what he was charged with bringing into a senate office building. >> plus, since the moment he announced his retirement, the big moment is who is going to fill his suspenders? now we know who is going to replace larry king on cnn. >> yesterday we cooled down, today we're warming up. it doesn't end in today's forecast. coming up, we'll take a look at your weekend and let you know if the 90s could be headed back this way.
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as governor, he cut waste got rid of the mansion and the limo budgets were balanced. $4 billion in tax cuts. world class schools and universities. clean energy promoted. 1.9 million new jobs created. california was working. i'm jerry brown. california needs major changes. we have to live within our means; we have to return power and decision making to the local level-closer to the people and no new taxes without voter approval. jerry brown the knowledge and know-how to get california working again.
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good morning. if your commute takes you through milpitas, watch out for this wreck. southbound 880 near the 237 interchange. three cars involved, one of them facing the wrong way. chp is heading to the scene now. we are not seeing any delays on our sensors but again one lane is blocked right around that intersection. can't really see -- it's hard to tell. this is southbound 880 in the background. once chp gets to the scene, we'll have a better idea what's going on. westbound 580 slow speeds around 41 miles per hour coming out of the altamont pass, slow approaching the dublin interchange. drive time 20 minutes from the
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altamont pass to the dublin interchange. so about a five-minute delay or so to get you towards the dublin grade. all your approaches to the bay bridge look good. slight delays heading toward the macarthur maze. reaching the bay bridge toll plaza, no metering lights. they were turned on by this time yesterday because it got backed up quickly at the bay bridge toll plaza yesterday. so far we haven't seen that to be the case. no problems across the upper deck heading into san francisco. and other bridges look good. starting to get busy westbound 92. this is the commute direction. traffic heading towards the peninsula across the span. and it's still nice and light off the high-rise towards hayward. that is your traffic. for your forecast, here's tracy. >> hey, thanks, elizabeth. forecast for today as you head out the door we got delays out there especially on arrivals at sfo around 50 minutes. if you are traveling this morning, you might want to call ahead. low clouds around the bay, partly cloudy conditions inland leading us to cooler temperatures to the lower to upper 40s.
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cloudy with areas of fog expected along the coastline. for this afternoon, sunshine and a little warmer temperatures ranging from the lower to the upper 70s today. sunshine around the bay and lingering clouds at the coast. today we'll warm up. yesterday con concord 72, santa rosa 71, redwood city 66, san francisco at 62. today from 2 to 3 to 5 degrees warmer. tomorrow, friday, will be even warmer than today. and we will also warm up over the course of the weekend. today's highs, 70 in union city, 71 fremont, 74 in santa clara, and the lower 70s in palo alto and in redwood city. east bay locations, you're in the mid- to upper 70s from pittsburg to antioch to brentwood. mid-70s in danville, 73 dublin 75 livermore. mid-60s in berkeley, 68 oakland, 69 san leandro. temperatures also in the upper
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60s to the mid-70s for much of the north bay with the lower 60s in sausalito, 64 san francisco. seven-day forecast: the beginning of next week looks nice, too. that's a look at your weather. back up to you. >> thank you. in the headlines, the only surviving person connected to a series of bay area murders is out of jail. charles rittenhouse was freed on bail in solano county yesterday evening. he face explosives charges. his wife is among four people dead. but another man is suspected in those deaths, efren valdemoro, that's suspect was killed by officers last week. there is a possibility a lot of san francisco muni drivers will call in sick next week. flyers have been posted about a sickout starting next tuesday. the drivers union says it has not sanctioned that job action. and bad brakes on a dump truck blamed for a big traffic
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pile-up in oakland. the truck off 580 at grand avenue yesterday crashed into the back of a car and that set off a chain reaction that damaged a dozen vehicles. five people suffered injuries, none considered life- threatening. a senior advisor to senator barbara boxer is set to be in court today. marcus stanley resigned after u.s. capitol police say he was trying to carry marijuana into a senate building. politico reporting stanley was going through security at the bret harte office building two days ago when an officer saw him trying to conceal a green leafy substance. that was pot. let the jokes begin. google rolls out a new feature. how it changes the way you search online. ,, ,,,,,,
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[ female announcer ] we know jerry brown was mayor of oakland, but what were the results? fact: brown promised to improve schools. but the drop out rate increased 50%, and the state had to take over the schools. fact: the city controller found employees paid for 22,000 hours...
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they never worked. fact: brown promised to cut crime. but murders doubled, making oakland the 4th most dangerous city in america. jerry brown. he just can't deliver the results
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later today pacifica conditions in the lower 60s with some lingering clouds. sun and clouds in san francisco 64. cupertino plenty of sunshine high 73. 75 degrees in los gatos. we'll take a look at some more bay area cities and today's high temperatures in just a few moments. we'll see you then. it's 6:24 right now. >> google search engine now works faster than you can think or type. really. have you tried this. >> yeah, but that's not saying much for me. i mean, think about it. >> i put in a d and it starts dmv and it starts all these things.
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how does it know what i'm thinking? >> yesterday it unveiled its instant search feature. it's similar to what it used to do, which is the current suggestion feature, which guesses what you're looking for as you type? well, this new instant search changes the results as you enter the text. going the says that tweak will make searching even faster. cnn's new talk show host has some big suspenders to fill. the cable network announced yesterday that this man, piers morgan will be taking over for larry kick. he was a judge on america's got talents. in britain he made waves as the editor of several tabloids. >> king is 76, retired in june. a legendary broadcaster spent a quarter century at cnn. his final show is set for december 16. so our question of the day was, do you think piers morgan should replace larry king? lace to l. king. his rs o cebook
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page.. we're also on twitter- so send us a tweet! send your comments to mornings@cbs5.com. we're also on facebook and twitter. i'm tara mergener in washington. the pressure is on for a florida man not to burn copies of the koran on september 11. the latest coming up. and rumors that a sickout could put the brakes on buses for next week's commute. we'll tell you about the beef behind this coming up. and chp just got to the scene of an accident in milpitas still blocking one lane. details after the break. ,,,,,,,,,, ,,,,,,,,
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listen up, muni passengers. you it is 6:29. a lot of you have your alarms set for 6:30. >> yeah. >> 10 seconds? >> you want to wait and say good morning?
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[ laughter ] >> all right. hey, listen up, muni passengers. you might have to find another way to get around next week. anne makovec is in san francisco, where there is a call for a sickout at the transit system. good morning, anne. >> reporter: good morning. the problem with the sickout, a we saw in the east bay last monday --last month that it is just coincidental that drivers are calling in sick at the same time. we are getting mixed messages from drivers on the street about whether or not the sickout is real. but workers and management have seen the flyers circulating calling for a four- day sickout to begin next tuesday, september 14. the union denies it is a sanctioned organized event. we do know that drivers do have some beefs with muni management right now, like new restrictions on sick leave and overtime pay, plus, a move to charge drivers 80 bucks a month to park their cars at the bus yards.
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>> it's just a lot of unfair things that are going on. people don't realize. but we can't really say anything. >> if your pay is taken back, how do you feel? >> reporter: muni says it will be prepared for any sickout that may occur. it also says the famed cable car bell ringing contest at union square will go on as planned even though there have been some rumors that operators may boycott that, as well. that is planned for september 28. now, did you know that muni drivers are actually the second highest paid in the country? that's written in the san francisco city charter. but there is a measure on the ballot in november that could change that. some drivers theorize that muni management could be making this whole sickout thing up to make it look bad before the vote. a lot of rumors. >> thank you, anne makovec in san francisco. noo serious injuries in a
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crash. a dump truck driver lost his brakes offer 580 at grand avenue about 5:00 yesterday afternoon. though truck crushed the back half of a honda and that was just the beginning. >> i was sitting at the red light and saw this dump truck come zooming down the ramp, and i said to myself, is he going to stop? he bam into the honda, the honda bammed into the back of me and then the honda hit the --turned another way and hit the bmw, and the bmw hit the side of my door and then all these cars just started banging each other. >> 5 people were hurt, all expected to survive. the truck driver is not expected to be cited. the only surviving person connected to a series of bay area murders is now out of jail. 72-year-old charles rittenhouse was freed in solano county yesterday evening on $25,000 bail. the bodies of rittenhouse's wife and her friend were found in his vallejo home last week after he reported his wife missing. rittenhouse's bail was reduced yesterday just hours before he
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was released. originally, it had been set at $2 million. >> the $2 million was based upon the declaration of the officers indicating they were investigating his involvement in a homicide. we did not file homicide charges. >> right now solano county prosecutors only have enough evidence to charge rittenhouse with possession of explosives and making a destructive device. investigators suspect efren valdemoro, that man, a former houseguest, in the murders of rittenhouse's white house, her -- wifer her friend and at least two other people. valdemoro was shot to death in richmond last week during a confrontation with chp officers. this will be the 7th day for police and volunteers to search a pittsburg landfill for another potential victim in that case. the last known sighting of 35- year-old frederick sales was before his father was found dead. the search is focused on keller canyon landfill. that's where garbage was dumped from a hercules business park, where a car driven by valdemoro was found.
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the budget for the new bay bridge has grown to nearly $2 billion. bridge commissioners added nearly $300 million to the original $1.7 billion budget. root now crews are working on the suspension bridge between oakland and yerba buena island. the extra money will cause construction work and problems that may arise. that bridge will be completed in 2013. a big marijuana growing operation near san ramon busted. it was in a remote area in the las trampas regional wilderness. police and sheriff's deputies found 1800 pot plants yesterday. they arrested a pittsburg man they say was living there. another suspect, though, got away. investigators estimate that marijuana is worth a quarter of a million dollars. it's 6:34. friends and family gathered yesterday to pay tribute to a local broadcast pioneer. dave mcelhatton. a memorial service held at a san francisco church to celebrate his life and career. the long time newsman for kcbs
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radio and kpix tv died last month in his home in southern california. among those who spoke yesterday, former kpix sports director wayne walker who remembers the first time he met mac. >> i know you are watching this. and i thank you for your gentle kindness and for that wicked sense of humor. i love you, dear friend. >> my family -- >> that of course was wendy tokuda who worked with mac for many years anchoring side by side. >> mcelhatton spent nearly 50 years on the air in the bay area. he was 81 years old. let's get another check of traffic and weather. >> if you are heading towards the bay bridge, we have a
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problem under upper deck. a hit-and-run on the incline section, the car struck is slowly moving in the left lane heading towards treasure island. so we are seeing a sea of taillights heading towards the "s" curve towards the tunneling. this is heavier than typical this time of the morning. they turned on the metering lights as well around 6:20 once this happened. so yeah, watch out for relatively big delays this morning as you head up the upper deck. and there is a problem on the bay bridge, more people use the san mateo bridge and continue down southbound 880 towards 92. right now, san mateo bridge looks good. that is your traffic. for your forecast, here's tracy. >> hey, thanks, elizabeth. our forecast for today, we have an update, temperatures are warming up. upper 70s in fairfield and antioch. not that big of a warm-up, 3 to 5. 71 degrees in benicia. 75 degrees in pleasanton. 68 in oakland today. 70 in hayward. 74 in san jose and santa clara. 64 in san francisco. and the mid-70s in sonoma and
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in santa rosa. today's warmup not so big but take a look. tomorrow we warm up even more. saturday and sunday, yeah, slightly warmer conditions. and something else. plenty of sunshine. monday, tuesday, wednesday will not be as warm as the weekend. but those temperatures are still nice. that's a look at your weather. back up to you. >> thank you. it is 6:37. traders adding to yesterday's gains on wall street this morning. >> wall street checking two encouraging reports. let's take a look at the big board up 79 points in the early going. >> the number of americans though filing for first time jobless claims hit a two-month low last week. and the u.s. trade deficit fell 14% in july. that's because of the biggest increase in exports in nearly two years. 6:37. some silicon valley big-wigs 75 of them are putting their clout behind efforts to move the oakland as to downtown san
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francisco. kcbs radio's matt bigler joins us to show us how this corporate solidarity could boost ballpark plans. >> reporter: good morning. just to clarify, this is an effort to move the as to downtown san jose here in san jose. yeah, we're talking about this two-page letter that has been written by the silicon valley leadership group and submitted to baseball commissioner bud selig where it's co-signed by 75 ceos of some well known companies advocating for the as to be moved to san jose. let me read to you some of these names of ceos. sis ceos systems, yahoo, ebay, tom werner over at sun power system so some big movers and shakers in silicon valley. they are arguing that silicon valley offers the level of corporate support that no other region in the bay area can match. we talked to santa clara county assessor and local sports booster larry stone. he said that this should go a big boost to move the as to san
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jose. >> corporate support is what drives the success of professional sports teams. and see this many ceos in silicon valley demonstrating their support in writing for bringing the as to a new ballpark in downtown san jose is outstanding. >> reporter: so far, there's been no reaction to this letter from major league baseball. now, there is still a lot of hurdles that have to be crossed before the as can think about moving to san jose. most notably, the san francisco giants continue to claim territorial rights here in santa clara county. and just recently' group of east bay business groups raised a half million dollars to spend on sponsorships if the as stay in oakland. i'm matt bigler live in san jose for cbs 5. >> thank you. matt bigler kcbs radio in downtown san jose. this morning, thousands of people are waiting to learn if their homes are still standing in colorado. at least 135 homes have been
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destroyed by wildfires near boulder. four people unaccounted for. there have been no deaths or injuries reported. evacuation orders for some of the fire area expected to be lifted today. right now, 3500 people are out of their homes. there's been some light rain overnight and cooling temperatures, helping get the fire 10% contained this morning. the remnants of tropical storm hermine are moving north through oklahoma this morning. in texas, two deaths blamed on hermine. more than 100 people were rescued from flooded areas of texas. the storm produced several tornadoes. one of them damaged warehouses near dallas. kansas, arkansas and missouri are next in line for some nasty weather. jews are observing rosh hashana. they started celebrating the jewish new year yesterday amid tight security and closure on palestinian territories. this year it coincides with the end of ramadan.
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a florida man is making it clear despite pressure he is not backing down. he plans to move forward with plans to burn a stack of korans on september 11. as tara mergener tells us, u.s. leaders fear the protests could spark anti-american violence. reporter: president obama is urging terry jones to call off his plans to burn the koran on september 11. this morning he called the protest a recruitment bonanza for al qaeda, fearing retaliation the state department already ordering u.s. embassies around the world to brace for the possible fallout. >> we hope that the world will appreciate that this is the action of a very small fringe group and does not represent the views of the united states or americans as a whole. [ yelling ] >> reporter: protests around the globe have intensified over the past week. but despite pressure from the vatican, general david petraeus
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and secretary of state hillary clinton, jones refuses to back down. >> on september 11, we shall continue with our planned event. >> reporter: while it's been almost universally condemned, legal experts agree jones' protest is protected by the first amendment. >> as long as those are his korans on his property, the government can't stop him. >> reporter: but one florida imam tried to do just that. >> i come in peace. >> reporter: on wednesday, imam muhammad muzri spent 30 minutes meeting privately with jones. >> we think that he can express his feelings in a different way, in a more civilized way. >> reporter: nearby religious leaders led more than 200 in prayer. >> when you're putting our troops in harm's way, i think it's time to back off. >> reporter: but there is no sign that is about to happen. jones' church already has about 200 korans to burn this weekend. some sent by supporters.
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tara mergener for cbs news, washington. >> and this morning. sa today reports that mr. jones says he would rethink his plans if he got a call from the white house, state department or pentagon. that's according to "usa today." it's just been ranked as the top city for college students and it's right here in the bay area. coming up, we'll tell you what makes it stand out. plus, why the mayor of san jose spent part of his day walking kids to school. the on ,,,,,,,,
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as governor, he cut waste got rid of the mansion and the limo budgets were balanced. $4 billion in tax cuts. world class schools and universities. clean energy promoted. 1.9 million new jobs created. california was working. i'm jerry brown. california needs major changes. we have to live within our means; we have to return power and decision making to the local level-closer to the people and
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no new taxes without voter approval. jerry brown the knowledge and know-how to get california working again. just brewing up some dunkin' donuts coffee -- want some? [ whoosh! ] i'd love some. one taste, and you'll understand.
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delicious dunkin' donuts coffee. pick some up where you buy groceries. america runs on dunkin'. good morning. well, it is definitely crowded right now as you approach the bay bridge toll plaza. traffic not quite at full strength. but it is backing up towards the west grand overcrossing. maybe even a little beyond it. it's about a 10- to 15-minute wait to get on the bridge. the problem was a hit-and-run accident on the incline. the car that was hit has been completely moved off the bridge off to treasure island so all lanes are re-opened but they turned on the metering lights as soon as that happened around 6:20. they had to cycle through them relatively slowly and then we're left with this a backup. so yeah, right now, heading into san francisco you have a little bit of a wait. you can get books on tape in your car. something to listen to because you're going to be in a wait there for a while. all right. in milpitas we had an earlier problem that's completely
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clear. tow truck left the scene. southbound 880 just past 237. we saw chp actually heading towards the scene in our camera. it was just past the view off your camera near the 237 interchange. any way, that's completely open now. no delay to traffic. we are seeing a bit of a delay now heading towards silicon valley in those westbound lanes of 237. pretty slow and go all the way towards zanker road. 880 looks great into downtown where we are seeing tapping the brake lights out of the altamont pass no surprise. your drive time now 24 minutes from the altamont pass to the dublin interchange. and coming off of the antioch bridge westbound 4 traffic a little sluggish once you hit about a street all the way towards loveridge road. remember our radio partners, kcbs 740-am and 106.9-fm. that is your traffic. for your forecast, here's tracy. >> hey, thanks, elizabeth. >> a cooler day. >> yes, cool day. cooler than average, yet warmer
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than yesterday. i know. i'm hedging there. out the door this morning, partly cloudy conditions. temperatures ranging from the upper 40s to the upper 50s. low clouds around the bay and we got delays out there around 50 minutes short of one hour and areas of fog along the coastline this morning. this afternoon sunshine and a little warmer. see, elizabeth? i told you upper 70s inland. 63 to 70 degrees around the bay with sunshine for most and linger low clouds for the coastline. today's high temperatures, 71 in fremont. 74 in santa clara. 71 in mountain view. 69 degrees in san mateo. and the lower 60s at the coast. around the bay, the mid- to upper 60s from berkeley to oakland to san leandro. and the farther inland you go, we go from the mid-70s to the upper 70s in antioch and brentwood. north bay locations, upper 70s in napa and fairfield. upper 60s in san rafael and vallejo. and the lower 60s in sausalito and san francisco today at 64 degrees. seven-day forecast here we go, sunshine expected.
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slightly warmer than yesterday. that will also be the trend for friday heading into saturday. take a look at the weekend. just shy of 90 degrees inland. lower 70s around the bay and lower to mid-60s for the coastline. monday, tuesday, wednesday looking good too. it is the best buddies challenge and it's going on this saturday from carmel to san simeon and roberta gonzales, yeah, our very own, will be out there. and, you know, she is really big on working out. she is the athlete extraordinaire so she is going to have a good time out there. you might want to join her. it's a walk as well as a run going on this saturday. also something else. i got an email from a woman who said it's her birthday. she wants the world to know. happy birthday amelia. that's a look at your weather. back up to you. >> doing our part to inform the world. >> thank you very much. 6:49. the only gun shop in san francisco has the go-ahead now to re-open. and gun opponents in the neighborhood are not pleased. the highbridge arms gun shop closed in february when the owner decided to go wholesale. that didn't work out so he
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reapplied for a retail license. the police department approved that yesterday. opponents say the business doesn't fit in the neighborhood and they are concerned about crime. the store is required to beef up security measures and keep windows free of advertising. budget troubles forcing one san jose school district to eliminate bus service. so parents have come up with a unique way to get their kids to school safely. they are called walking school buses. parent-led groups that watch over the kids as they walk to school. it's happening in the cambrian school district. yesterday morning, city leaders including mayor chuck reed joined one of the groups as it went to an elementary school. >> a little tough trying to keep up with them, too. thousands of students in san francisco will be ready for the school year thanks to federal stimulus funds and donations. students at bret harte elementary school will receive free school supplies. it's paid for with funneling from the american recovery and
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reinvestment act. each kid has around $65 of grade-appropriate supplies. san francisco tops the charts when it comes to college metro areas. that's according to the american institute for economic research. it has been named the best large metro area for college students. the annual report ranks areas on factors like earning potential, diversity, arts and easy access. rounding out the top 5, new york, washington, d.c., boston and seattle. san jose is the number one among the midsized metro areas. cnn's new talk show host has big suspenders to film. the cable network announces yesterday that man, piers morgan, will be taking over for larry king. morgan is best known to a lot of you as a judge on america's got talent. in britainer, made waves as the brash editor of several tabloid newspapers. larry king is 76 years old. he announced his retirement back in june. the legendary broadcaster has
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spent a quarter century at cnn. his final show set for december 16. and that leads us to our question of the day. do you think piers morgan will be a good replacement for larry king? bo he's not that important. ly show tease." (web cg) hoping drivers get the picture, the optical illusion meant to get those drivers to slow down.
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when it comes to veterans, no one fights harder than jerry mcnerney. when some vets were forced to travel hours for care, mcnerney fought for a new v.a. medical facility, and won. mcnerney took on washington gridlock, to improve care for vets with traumatic brain injuries. his plan became law.
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that's why vfw state commander dave norris endorsed mcnerney. i'm jerry mcnerney, and i'm honored to approve this message. thanks, dad. you inhale, they inhale. millions of children continue to be exposed to secondhand smoke. secondhand smoke causes asthma, a disease that cannot be cured. protect your loved ones. but what were the results? fact: brown promised to improve schools. but the drop out rate increased 50%, and the state had to take over the schools. fact: the city controller found employees paid for 22,000 hours... they never worked. fact: brown promised to cut crime.
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but murders doubled, making oakland the 4th most dangerous city in america. jerry brown. he just can't deliver the results week. anne makovec francisco, whe it's 6:55. >> there is a chance that the san francisco muni system will come to a standstill next week. anne makovec is in san francisco where there is talk of a sickout. >> reporter: good morning. it could affect a rot of the people and the buses here -- a lot of the people and the bus here at the transbay terminal in san francisco. a flyer calls for a four-day sickout starting tuesday the 14th. the drivers are upset over changes to the contract, restrictions on sick leave and overtime pay plus a move to charge drivers 80 bucks a month for parking their cars at the
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bus yard. there is also a measure going before voters in november that could end the guarantee that muni drivers would be the second best paid in the country. that's actually in the city charter. the drivers union, though, says the sickout is not sanctioned. a spokesman does admit they are quite upset about the new restrictions, though. muni says it will be prepared for any sickout that may occur. but the bosses have not yet decided whether or not they will be calling in extra drivers in advance. we also heard rumors that the famed san francisco bell ringing contest with the cable cars could be postponed because of concerns that operators could be boycotting that, as well. but muni says that will go on as scheduled on september 28. >> thank you. anne makovec in san francisco. good morning. we'll check out this look at the bay bridge toll plaza. another day of another long wait approaching the pay gates. we had a fender-bender on the
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incline. the car is out of lanes. but it left a big backup well into the macarthur maze right now. and also, rejust got word of a smaller two-car crash at the toll plaza. that was supposed to be moved to the shoulder but again, a lot going on at the bay bridge. a lot of company this morning heading into san francisco unfortunately. here's a live look at the south bay out of downtown san jose. that looks great in the northbound lanes of 280. no problems there. one more reminder. they are doing roadwork on a heavily traveled intersection on the south bay in campbell. san tomas near white oaks. they are paving in the area from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. so expect delays. is that my transition music? >> yeah. >> superhero. >> want plea to put a cape on for you? >> yeah! >> may need a cape to get rid
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of the clouds. this afternoon better conditions. clouds in forecast along the coast. temperatures going up, on the weekend near 90 inland, 70s at the bay and lower to mid-60s at the coast. more sunshine is expected monday, tuesday and wednesday. >> wwoof san francisco opera in the park. it's free. we have san francisco opera in the park. it's chilly but free. >> bundle up and listen to great opera. >> alabama is taking on penn state this weekend. it has nothing to did anything but i thought i'd mention it. >> we know where tracy is going
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to be. 4:00 on espn, the number one ranked alabama crimson tide. >> you know what? i think you just jinxed them. >> don't say that! [ laughter ] >> we'll have to see when they play lsu and see what happens. >> is that a threat? [ laughter ] >> 6 59:00. we wanted to show you a traffic safety experiment that's designed to get drivers to slow down. it's an optical illusion. the drawing of a little girl who chased a ball into traffic. it's painted in front of a school in west vancouver in british columbia and the closer you get the more the girl comes into view. there is a sign that says you're project not expecting kids to run into the road. the 3-d image will be there for a week. other cities are already considering putting in something similar. just like a huge pothole would slow people down. >> yes. >> after the fact. i think that's a great idea. >> don't turn your back on us, brian. got a story idea or comment you would like to share with us? email brian@cbs5.com.

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